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WWW.DARWINYOGASPACE.COM STUDENT PROfILE Denise Davis Edwards Age: 72 Occupation: Retired teacher, occasional writer and editor, volunteer tutor, trainee mediator, and last but not least, very busy grandmother. How long have you done yoga? I first encountered yoga in the early seventies so around forty years. What keeps you coming back to DYS? The peaceful, harmonious atmosphere; the tropical surrounds; the beauty and simplicity of the well-appointed space; and most of all the teachers - their compassion, dedication and expertise. In what way has yoga affected your life? Or: give an example of an area in your life touched by yoga? In times of trauma, physical or mental, I have been helped by the healing powers of yoga. In the eighties I avoided surgery on my spine with the help of therapeutic yoga. The challenge of more advanced asanas led me to do the teacher training course in Iyengar Yoga through the Australian School of Yoga in Sydney, where I met our very special Carole Baillargeon. I also studied the philosophy of yoga and visited the ashram at Mangrove Mountain several times for intensive courses. I love the peace, harmony and refreshment that my yoga practice continues to give me. At times Ive felt yoga has saved my life! What is your greatest yoga challenge? At this stage in my life the greatest challenge is to modify the asanas to suit my changing body. The restorative poses are becoming more important to me, as are the practices of pranayama and yoga nidra. Thankfully the wonderful teachers at DYS are used to seeing me do my own thing! Do you practice at home? Yes, I practice at home most mornings wherever I am. Once I even devised a sequence of asanas, which can be done on a boat! My practice is rather eclectic, comprising Japanese Tibetan and Iyengar yoga, and lasts anywhere between twenty and forty-five minutes. Even a short practice gives me a feeling of being centered and ready for the day. I always leave a yoga class or my own practice feeling both energised and relaxed. Thats the beauty of yoga! A WINTER WEEk Of YOGA IN MELBOURNE Wrapped up in thermals, socks and their hoods on, yoga students walked in the Clifton Hill Yoga Studio for a weeks intensive with a guest teacher: 5 early mornings for Intermediate and 5 evenings for the Beginner students. A new teacher for them and fresh, new students for me. We were all very appreciative to have been brought together in this sharing and learning experience. And it put Darwin a bit more brightly onto the national Iyengar Yoga map too. Thanks to the teachers holding the fort at Darwin Yoga Space and to the students for sharing their teacher.
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